Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice

Yesterday was Fat Tuesday and although I could have have done a Cajun-inspired shrimp and rice stir fry, I went in the Asian direction instead.

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (GF) - Packed with flavor, healthy & so easy to make! Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

This dinner went from skillet to table in less than 15 minutes and was a one pot special. Gotta love a speedy weeknight meal. Or a speedy any night meal.

It also was a freezer and refrigerator drawer use what I have on-hand special.

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (GF) - Packed with flavor, healthy & so easy to make! Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

I used shrimp from the freezer that I thawed, an assortment of vegetables, some of which were fresh, some were previously frozen, doused it all in Szechuan sauce and a drizzle of oil.

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That’s it and then I sauteed it for 5 minutes.

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (GF) - Packed with flavor, healthy & so easy to make! Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

I portioned the food onto plates, put previously cooked rice into the same skillet, Szechuan sauce remnants and all, cracked an egg and stirred, and the fried rice was done in a hot second.

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (GF) - Packed with flavor, healthy & so easy to make! Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

The family was in such a rush to eat, I didn’t take rice pictures so use your imagination. It’s rice.

The star of the meal was the meat and potatoes the shrimp and veggies, and it received rave reviews.

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (GF) - Packed with flavor, healthy & so easy to make! Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

Skylar loved it and chugged about 16 ounces of water throughout the meal and told me how spicy it was, but how good it was.

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (GF) - Packed with flavor, healthy & so easy to make! Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

I think the Szechuan sauce has a little ka-ka kick. Scott said that it was spicy but not ridiculously so.

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (GF) - Packed with flavor, healthy & so easy to make! Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

Then again, my idea of spicy and yours may differ since I can eat Hot Pepper Jelly with jalepeno peppers and serano chiles by the spoonful.

 

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (GF) - Packed with flavor, healthy & so easy to make! Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (GF) - Packed with flavor, healthy & so easy to make! Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice (Gluten-Free)

A fast, easy, and healthy dish that’s full of robust flavors and packs a punch from the Szechuan sauce. The vegetables stay a bit crispy and crunchy and the rice rounds out this satisfying meal. Who needs takeout when you can DIY in 15 minutes!

Ingredients:

Shrimp and Vegetables

1 dozen medium shrimp, cleaned

3 to 4 cups mixed vegetables (broccoli, red pepper, green pepper, carrots, green beans, peapods, sugar snap peas, water chestnuts, mushrooms, baby corn, asparagus, etc.)

2/3 cup Szechuan sauce (use Szechuan sauce that’s an appropriate heat level for your taste)

2 tablespoons olive oil (or sesame, peanut, or canola oil)

Fried Rice

1 to 2 cups cooked rice (cook rice according to directions or use previously cooked, leftover rice, or bagged rice like Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice)

1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil (or sesame, peanut, or canola oil)

1 egg

1/2 cup diced vegetables, optional (carrots, peas, water chestnuts, mushrooms, peppers, bean sprouts, same vegetables used in stir fry, etc.)

Directions:

  1. Shrimp and Vegetables – Combine all ingredients in a wok or large skillet and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until shrimp are done (opaque) and vegetables are tender. Remove from heat and place food on plates.
  2. Fried Rice – Drizzle wok or skillet with oil (it’s okay and preferable if there is leftover Szechuan sauce remnants in the skillet for flavor) add the rice, vegetables, crack the egg and stir.
  3. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until egg is done and the rice has begun to brown a bit. Serve immediately. Food is best warm and fresh but leftovers will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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68 comments on “Szechuan Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice”

  1. I LOVE speedy weeknight meals! This looks incredible Averie :)

  2. LOVE spicy stuff. To the point that I wonder if I have dull taste buds because I can withstand a lot of heat…

  3. You gotta love stir fries, whipped up with what you have on hand in the fridge!! So tasty!

  4. Looks delicious! My other half would appreciate this very much, but not tonight as I have your Caribbean Coconut Rice with Garbanzos & Veggies planned ;-)

    • So happy you’re trying the Caribbean Coconut Rice with Garbanzos & Veggies…keep me posted!

      • Made it tonight (the Caribbean Coconut Rice) and it was outstanding! What a fantastic recipe! I used a Piri Piri Spice Mix that I had sitting in the cupboard- no idea what it actually is, but it sounded exotic enough ;-) – but apart from that I followed your recipe exactly. We both LOVED it and I am sure that it will become one of those dishes that I will make again and again; definitely a new favourite! I am almost embarrassed to admit that we polished off the whole pan, erm, yes, just between the two of us ;-) So delicious, yet so easy to make! Thanks for another fab recipe, Averie! xxx

      • So happy to hear you have a new face and glad you ate the whole pan…good for you!

  5. Radomly developing food allergies are scary!

  6. I am, in fact, a queen of stir-fries because they are so easy. Last night’s side dish was stir-fried cabbage with TJ’s “Island Teriyaki” sauce.

    I took a few cooking classes pre-kid, and one of the attendees had had the same allergic reaction to shrimp as an adult. In the emergency room, they asked her what she’d eaten in the last few hours, and it was shrimp, peanuts, chocolate, and strawberries. The doctor said “okay, 4 of the most allergic items ever…”

  7. Looks so great and easy using things that everyone probably has in their freezer!

  8. This stir-fry looks soooo good! I can’t wait to give it a try! :)

  9. You can’t beat a 15 minute meal!!

  10. It still counts as a stir fry in my oipnion, as you clearly stir fried the veggies. I also cook rice separately, usually in my trusty, adorable rice cooker. That dinner looks really yummy, I must try that BBQ tofu.On most days I pack leftovers for next day’s lunch, thank goodness my workplace has a kitchen, complete with a fridge, freezer, and microwave. Of course I need to make a huge batch of dinner, or else there won’t be any leftovers after my BF is finished.

  11. I feel for you, with the allergy. I suddenly became deathly allergic to bananas. I now look at fruit salads and baked breads with the upmost skepticism. I too have ate them my whole life and then suddenly one day swelled up like a blowfish. Thanks for the recipe I will have to try.

    • Wow…you are one of very few people who truly understands the phenomenon of sudden allergy. You have an anaphalatic allergy to the latex family it sounds like. Bananas, mangoes, kiwi, rubber gloves..they all run in the same family. Although I am not *as allergic* to crab or other shellfish as I am to shrimp, I still get really itchy and funny feeling in the presence of any of them. I feel for you with your allergy/allergies!

  12. Yes, Averie I have a wicked shrimp allergy also. Usually, I wear gloves to handle them but can eat them. Got a few bad ones this week from a “gourmet” place. Ended up with a rash like a raspberry all over. When that got done, joint pain and swollen hands and ankles. Since then I have read about shrimp. If people would read about them, they’d probably never eat them again. Victims of industrial fishing.

  13. Hi there, I’m thrilled to try this recipe but my partner and I can’t do too spicy. Do you have a good substitute for the Szechuan or a way to turn it down?

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  15. I’m making this tonight, but I think I’m going to the vegetables a little before I add the shrimp because I hate overdone shrimp. I’m not sure the broccoli and green beans will take the same time as the shrimp.

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  19. The photos of this colorful recipe have engaged my #nomnomnom switch!

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